Georgians are at the polls to vote in key parliamentary elections that will shape the country's political course once its powerful president, Mikheil Saakashvili, steps down next year after nearly a decade in office.
Meet Bidzina Ivanishvili, the billionaire newcomer whose Georgian Dream coalition is presenting Mikheil Saakashvili and his ruling party with the first serious competition in their nearly decade-long hold on power.
Tens of thousands of people have attended an opposition rally in the Georgian capital Tbilisi to show their support for Bidzina Ivanishvili and his Georgian Dream coalition in ahead of parliamentary elections on October 1.
Heavy fighting in Syria, protests in Greece, Spain, and Georgia, a flash mob in Russia, and pollution clearance measures in Belarus.
More than any national election since 1990, the Georgian parliamentary election to be held on October 1 is a potential major turning point in the country’s history.
Georgian authorities have put a prison guard who filmed videos of inmates being tortured on Interpol's wanted list.
Weeks after the country was rocked by a prison abuse scandal, Georgian protesters, led by groupings of students and athletes, took part in a nonpartisan rally in Tbilisi on September 26 against jailhouse violence.
Speaking to the UN General Assembly on September 25, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili called Georgia a test case for democracy in the region. (Reuters)
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili says his government's response to a prison-abuse scandal shows it is more democratic than Russia.
Georgia’s newly appointed prisons minister, Giorgi Tugushi, says police have vacated all the prisons where they were deployed in the wake of a prison abuse scandal.
Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in Tbilisi for a sixth day on September 24 to protest prison abuse under the rule of President Mikheil Saakashvili.
In June, Turkey, and Azerbaijan signed a deal to build a $7 billion Trans-Anatolian natural-gas pipeline (TANAP) -- a project meant to carry Azerbaijani natural gas to European markets without passing through Russia or Iran.